Very uneven heating. Burns hot at the end far from the valve. I have tried drillinog out the gunk from the holes closer to the valve, but it didn't help. There is a screw near the gas inlet, which might help and could be adjusted if I knew which way to turn it.
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A burner doesn't work
Heating elements eventually burn out. Sometimes, when an element burns out, you can see that the coil burns in two, or blisters and bubbles.
When your heating element burns out, you have to replace it because they are not repairable. If, when the heating element burns out, the infinite switch that controls it also fails, you have to replace it too. Also see the "A burner works only intermittently" section, next.
Unfortunately, Peter, for safety reasons, VC grills are not approved to be converted from one gas type to another. Each grill is manufactured, tested and approved for it's specific gas type. Converting it from LP to Natural Gas places all the liability on you, if something should go wrong as a result of the conversion. Further, you would notice a significant change in the heating ability and the lower flame height, when set on high. The reason for this, is that LP Gas burns cleaner and hotter than Natural Gas in an outdoor environment.
I know you would be happy not having to refill the tank, but I think you would really disappointed in the performance of the grill, if converted to Natural Gas.
I hope this helps you and Happy Grilling!! Thanks for choosing FixYa.
What you have is a bad case of clogged burners. At least the ends closer to you. This will require removing & cleaning the burners and the venturi valves (part of each burner) to thoroughly clean them This will also provide you a closeup inspection of all the burners for any accessive wear, or rust thru.
Once the burners are removed, use a brass bristle brush to clean the exterior of the burners and then gently yet firmly tap them on something that want damage them, Then turn them so the open end is down and any debris will fall out. Also clean the Venturi valve on each burner. It will be on the burner tube, where it fits over the burner orifice. It will look like 2 slots (1 on each side) cut out of the burner tube. Spiders like to build nest in them. After you have completed all of that, reinstall the burners, turn the gas tank back on Very, Very Slowly and give them a test. You should see a significant difference.
Hope this helps you solve the burner problem. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!
I had a similar problem. I took off the burner heat deflectors and seen gaping holes in the burner tubes. Get your model number and serial number and call Weber. Most Ducane grills have a 5 year warranty on the burner tubes. They will ship them free if under warranty!
It's safe, but you need to keep in mind that propane burns hotter than natural gas, so you won't need to turn the burners up as high for the same heat. Here's an article that explains some of the differences (but doesn't really answer your question): http://bbq.about.com/od/gasgrills/a/aa030505a.htm
Bottom line -- it's safe if you don't leave it cranked up to high flame. Two-thirds flame on propane should give about the same heat as full burner on natural gas.
Of course, you could change the jets. That would compensate for all the differences between NG and propane, and you could run the grill on full high heat if you wanted to.
Be sure the thermostat or heat dial is set properly.
If the appliance has a pilot light, be sure it's working.
make sure that you connected the pipeline correctly
open the faucet of the tank
try to fire it up ? working ? good...
NO???? close everything(faucets,plugs...)
your new tank that you connected is empty....
have a good 1